After selling out screening after screening at Sundance, Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut about a woman’s wavering faith through life’s ups and downs is showing on the East Coast. Hallelujah.
Quit swearing, then vow to see Dennis Lee’s comedy. Whiz kid Henry and his way-liberal mom cross paths with 12-year-old Audrey, the test subject of her dad’s Born Gay or Made That Way? book.
Orlando Bloom plays a lonely intern who’s nursing ambition and booty of a different kind — an infatuation with his teenage patient (whom he’s keeping sick).
When a guy from Arizona loses it all — wife, job, sanity — what does he do? Camps out hobo style, sets up a yard sale, and recruits a neighborhood youth to help dispose of the debris of his broken life. We’re excited for Will Ferrell’s return to dramedy.
A SXSW success, the off-kilter polar bear tale chronicles Beaufort’s narrow escape from extinction. Smarter than your average you-know-what, our arctic hero moves to Hollywood and befriends ecoceleb Leo DiCaprio. Yes, really.
A stoic substitute teacher lets down his guard when he encounters three women (one of them a hooker) at his newest assignment — a Dangerous Minds-type public school. We give Adrien Brody an A but director Tony Kaye (American History X) the plus.
When Yves Saint Laurent died, his lifelong partner auctioned off their elaborate art collection (Picasso, Warhol, Matisse). You get to be the fly on that very lavish wall as it all goes down.
Romeo and Juliet incarnate, Palestinian-Muslim Osama and Israeli-Jewish Jasmine fight to be together in Gabriella Bier’s documentary, which reminds us of the value of a hug.
Though married life can get stale, the storyline never gets old. Insert Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington into the picture, and watch as their lives change over the course of one night’s temptations.
A popular choice at the fest, Jaffe Zinn’s debut has mystery written all over it. It’s an off day in Idaho: Farmers butt heads, kids play the choking game, a mother’s daughter goes missing — and we’re trying to figure out what (or who) is the common link.